Ioannis Kasoulides: Cypriot chairmanship to focus on strengthening democratic security in Europe

Parliamentary Assembly Session 23 January 2017 Strasbourg

“The main theme we have chosen for our chairmanship is the strengthening of democratic security in Europe,” said Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus and Chair of the Committee of Ministers, addressing the Assembly today. Given the series of recent terrorist attacks, he...

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Monitoring visit by the Congress to Switzerland

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities 20 January 2017 Strasbourg

A delegation from the Congress will carry out a monitoring visit to Switzerland from 23 to 25 January 2017. The delegation will examine the situation on local and regional democracy in the light of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, ratified by the country in 2005....

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Monaco must consolidate the progress achieved in protecting the rights of children, people with disabilities and LGBTI persons

Commissioner for Human Rights 20 January 2017 Strasbourg

“Monaco has made significant progress in recent years in the protection of human rights. However, this progress must be consolidated by further improving protection of the rights of the most vulnerable, such as children, people with disabilities and LGBTI persons, and by strengthening the...

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Secretary General’s Opinion on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Secretary General 20 January 2017 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has published today his Opinion on the European Union initiative to establish a European Pillar of Social Rights. In his letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, Council of Europe Secretary General highlighted the fact that this...

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Italy: GRECO calls for reinforced measures to prevent conflicts of interest in Parliament and the judiciary

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 19 January 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published today its Fourth Round Evaluation Report on Italy. It focuses on the prevention of corruption amongst members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. GRECO praised Italy for the measures taken in recent years to...

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United States encouraged to enhance measures to prevent conflicts of interest in respect of Members of Congress, judges and prosecutors

Council of Europe 17 January 2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) acknowledges that the United States has in place a solid legal, ethical and institutional framework to prevent and fight corruption in respect of Members of Congress, judges and prosecutors....

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Georgia should continue reforms to prevent corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors, says new report

Council of Europe 17 January 2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe's anti-corruption body, Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), acknowledged considerable progress in reducing corruption in Georgia and improving the country’s standing in international indices, and called on the Georgian authorities to...

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Slovenia: Parliament must ensure that legislative reform on migrants complies with human rights obligations

Commissioner for Human Rights 17 January 2017 Strasbourg

“Slovenian parliamentarians should reject amendments to the Aliens Act that are contrary to international human rights and refugee protection standards by which Slovenia is bound”, said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a letter addressed to...

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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017: call for nominations

Parliamentary Assembly 16 January 2017 Strasbourg

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2017 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action...

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Russia: decriminalising domestic violence would be a clear sign of regression, says Secretary General Jagland

Secretary General 16 January 2017 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland sent a letter today to the Chairpersons of the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation expressing his deep concern at the legislation which, if adopted, would decriminalize domestic violence in Russia. “I call upon you...

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The media and journalism in Europe, highlight of the Parliamentary Assembly winter part-session

Parliamentary Assembly Session 16 January 2017 Strasbourg

Debates on attacks against journalists and media freedom in Europe, the challenges and accountability of online media and journalism, and the need to end cyberdiscrimination and online hate speech will be at the heart of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) winter plenary...

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Study on the rights of children in biomedicine

Council of Europe 16 January 2017 Strasbourg

The Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) has published a study prepared at its request by researchers from Uppsala University Department of Law (Sweden) on the challenges posed to the rights of the child by scientific and technological developments in biomedicine. The study will be used as the basis...

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Terrorist attack in Jerusalem, Israel

Secretary General 8 January 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General

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New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 2 January 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Council of Europe colloquy on protecting cultural heritage from destruction and trafficking

Council of Europe 2 January 2017 Strasbourg

High-level representatives from international organisations and national governments, as well as academic experts, are in Strasbourg today for a colloquy aimed at strengthening cooperation to protect cultural heritage from wanton destruction and preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural...

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Secretary General Jagland condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

Secretary General 1 January 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland condemning the terrorist attack in Istanbul "In these first hours of 2017, my heartfelt thoughts are with all those affected by the bloody terrorist attack on innocent people in Istanbul who were celebrating the New Year. The Council of...

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Congress rapporteurs complete fact-finding mission to Turkey

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities 22 December 2016 Strasbourg

From 18 to 20 December 2016, the rapporteurs on Turkey of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Anders KNAPE (Sweden, EPP/CCE) and Leen VERBEEK (Netherlands, SOC) carried out the second part of their fact-finding mission to Turkey, to investigate the recent...

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Recent terrorist attacks in Europe

Committee of Ministers 20 December 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Suspected terrorist attack in Berlin: Secretary General statement

Secretary General 19 December 2016 Strasbourg

'The Council of Europe mourns with Germany today for the victims of the suspected terror attack on a Christmas market in Berlin which killed and injured so many innocent people. The responsible way in which the German authorities are handling and communicating this crisis is exemplary. I express...

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Statement by Secretary General Jagland on murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov

Secretary General 19 December 2016 Strasbourg

"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the assassination of the Russian Federation's Ambassador to Turkey in Ankara today. I present my sincere condolences to the Russian authorities and to the family and colleagues of Ambassador Karlov. All of us at the Council of Europe express our solidarity...

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